Letter: ‘The End of Life Options Act’ would empower patient options – Worcester Telegram

Letter: 'The End of Life Options Act' would empower patient options
Worcester Telegram
I am writing to express support in favor of the legislature passing “The End of Life Options Act,” which would provide our citizens who are terminally ill and mentally capable the option of a peaceful, humane death. As a medical student at UMass and

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Electronic Registry Upgrade Helps to Foster Greater Compliance with Patient End-of-life Wishes in Oregon – Hospitals & Health Networks


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Electronic Registry Upgrade Helps to Foster Greater Compliance with Patient End-of-life Wishes in Oregon
Hospitals & Health Networks
Back then, she recalls, it was not unusual for patients at the end of life to be given more intensive care than they wanted. "Information did not flow effectively from one setting to another for patients who were incapable of speaking for themselves

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COLUMN: End-of-life care should focus on patient dignity and comfort – Indiana Daily Student

COLUMN: End-of-life care should focus on patient dignity and comfort
Indiana Daily Student
All that was necessary to restore Vincent Thomas' vision was a simple 20-minute cataract surgery, during which the clouded lenses of his eyes were removed and replaced with artificial ones under local anesthesia. Days later, Julie Rosenthal reported

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How would you like to die? ‘Defining Hope’ documentary looks at patient choice at end of life – Knoxville News Sentinel


Knoxville News Sentinel

How would you like to die? 'Defining Hope' documentary looks at patient choice at end of life
Knoxville News Sentinel
Faced with a life-threatening illness, Americans have more choices than ever for keeping their bodies alive: Hospitals. Ventilators. Dialysis. But how do you balance that physical existence with "quality of life"? University of Tennessee College of

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Family of terminally-ill cancer patient file end-of-life lawsuit against … – KTVU San Francisco


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Family of terminally-ill cancer patient file end-of-life lawsuit against …
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The family of a terminally ill cancer patient has filed a lawsuit against UCSF Medical Center alleging the hospital misled their loved one into believing they would …

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Family of terminally-ill cancer patient file end-of-life lawsuit against UCSF – KTVU San Francisco

Family of terminally-ill cancer patient file end-of-life lawsuit against UCSF
KTVU San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – The family of a terminally ill cancer patient has filed a lawsuit against UCSF Medical Center alleging the hospital misled their loved one into believing they would assist in providing aid-in-death under the state's End of Life

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Patient often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final months … – Science Daily

Patient often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final months …
Science Daily
Older adults often receive drugs of questionable benefit during their last months of life, according to the first study conducted on the burden of end-of-life …

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Patient often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final months of life – Science Daily

Patient often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final months of life
Science Daily
Older adults often receive drugs of questionable benefit during their last months of life, according to the first study conducted on the burden of end-of-life medications across an entire population. The authors advocate for clinical guidelines to

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Groups Praise Dismissal of Lawsuit to Undermine Vermont Patient End-of-Life Law – vtdigger.org

Groups Praise Dismissal of Lawsuit to Undermine Vermont Patient End-of-Life Law
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(Rutland, VT – April 6, 2017) Compassion & Choices and Patient Choices Vermont praised a federal judge's ruling to dismiss a lawsuit brought by religious groups seeking to undermine Vermont's Patient Choice at End of Life Act (a/k/a Act 39). The law

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Patient Videos Clarify End-of-Life Documents – Medscape


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Patient Videos Clarify End-of-Life Documents
Medscape
Adding a patient-made video to information in end-of-life forms helps correctly physicians interpret patients' directives, according to a study published online February 17 in the Journal of Patient Safety. Ferdinando L. Mirarchi, DO, medical director

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